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Mar.30.2009
Ultra low-rise: Bad FashionUltra low rise denim bikini pants -- faux or fad? Jeans are the limbo dance of fashion. How low can you go? Apparently, we have not bottomed out yet but (with a single t) we soon cancan with ultra low rise denim bikini pants. Imagine walking in on a snake shedding its...
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Mar.29.2009
Celebs Dish and Diss on PDX's Fashion WeekSeptember 10, 2007  Photos by Vivian McInerny  NEW YORK CITY -- This city is trying to rework its image. Signs declare it "The Big 'Green' Apple." Even Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tried to green up the shows by not giving away bottled water as...
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Mar.28.2009
  Posted by Vivian McInerny September 05, 2007 13:55PM   "Fashion is made to become unfashionable." Coco Chanel Fashion is short lived. And that's it's beauty. You know, like when you're on vacation and the experience is more intense and fantastic because you know it...
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Mar.28.2009
Tempting Temperley Posted by Vivian McInerny September 08, 2007 12:16PM    Just came from Temperley London. Finally, clothes to get excited about. Like a gorgeously sexy knit skirt with a waistband that looked like a corset; a dress with horizontal lines of black triangle flaps...
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Mar.23.2009
Sooooo.....today came the announcement.  Can't say I was surprised. On the contrary, we've all be waiting for it for weeks. See, the paper has a habit of sending out an announcement announcing an announcement. The last one said, "In about one month's time we intend to make an announcement....
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Mar.15.2009
Model pets walk runway for DoveLewisPosted by Vivian McInerny, The Oregonian March 10, 2009 18:28PMBeth CaldwellFrom the Boutiques Unleashed runway show of 2008. Gracie's got the runway walk down. Her hips sway. Her feet tap a staccato rhythm. Her expression is a mysterious, enigmatic almost-smile...
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Mar.08.2009
In case you are struggling with the setting of the movie, here is an American interpretation. Snot nosed Annie lives in a depressing yet somehow charming orphanage. She is cute in a homely sort of way but just won't shut up about karma. One day she is cleaning the lavatories when a famous actor,...
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Mar.05.2009
It's in the bagPosted by Vivian McInerny June 14, 2007 05:49AMCategories: status symbols The rich are not like you and me. For one thing, they are far more fabulous in a crisis. When Kathy Hilton visited her darling daughter Paris --isn't she cute in hotizontal stripes! - she carried a Birkin Bag....
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Mar.05.2009
Gee, all the fashion shows we see include clothes. Models will wear nothing but body paint and tape for a Liquid Latex Fashions show. The company wants to "expose" wholesalers at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas to its new line of fashion tape. The very idea of a trade show for...
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Mar.05.2009
Organic prom contestThe air hung thick with a mix of perfume and hairspray. As scents go, these were sweet enough to weaken tooth enamel. Six high school girls crowded into our upstairs bathroom, where the light was better and the mirrors, angled just so, created an infinite reflection, the better...
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Mar.02.2009
It was my first time to Iowa. OK, probably my last, too. I'm sure Iowans love the state but it left me depressed. Yes, geography can do that. Back in the spring of 1986, I attended a weekend workshop on creativity that included director David Lynch and singer Donoavan Leitch. I went, in part,...
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Feb.27.2009
Michelle Obama is to fashion what Oprah is to literature. Both can put the spotlight on extraordinary talents that often are just under the radar. Years ago, Ursula Hegi, an amazing writer in Washington state was virtually unknown despite a collection of short stories and a beautiful novel set in...
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Feb.27.2009
Nothing against "machine-made" things -- I have loved many in my time -- but there is something undeniably alluring about the handmade. I remember my first.I'll admit I was smitten with the sheer novelty of it. Everything I'd known up until then was mass produced. The 1970s were the...
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Feb.24.2009
Shannon Gee’s aerial act, a combination of classical ballet and erotic pole dance moves she calls "pole en pointe," celebrates, redefines and stretches the notion of art which is, in part, the intention of the fund-raising ball at which she is performing.  Christina Olsen, the director of...
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Feb.24.2009
Her wig is big. Her pink dress is tiny. The style is Marie Antoinette abbreviated to expose six-inch heels of translucent plastic and the better part of her legs. The towering wig and sky-high shoes would make her stand taller except that she is, temporarily, topsy-turvy, heels-over-head,...
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